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Who are the Rohingya?

Learn general facts about the Rohingya.


Journey to Malaysia

A Rohingya refugee describes his journey to Malaysia in the aftermath of the June 2012 ethnic clashes in Burma’s Rakhine State.


Rohingyas in the News

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Slideshows

Bangladesh 2012

Bangladesh 2012: Pushed Back at Sea

On June 18, about 130 Rohingyas, mostly young men, were sent back to sea from Bangladesh on nine open boats. They had been fed and given water by an army major, who said he was just following orders.


Thailand 2008

Thailand 2008: Sent Back Out to Sea

Denied citizenship in Burma, the Muslim Rohingya minority are a stateless people—and desperate enough for asylum to take their chances on the high seas. Photo courtesy of Thai Navy.

Videos

Rohingyas: No Place in the World, Part 2

In the second of a two-part series, our reporters explore the root cause of human trafficking through the story of the Rohingyas, a stateless Muslim minority living in Burma and Bangladesh.


Rohingyas: No Place in the World, Part 1

In the first of a two-part series, our reporters explore the root cause of human trafficking through the story of the Rohingyas, a stateless Muslim minority living in Burma and Bangladesh.


Monks Protest in Mandalay

It was the largest demonstration of Buddhist monks in Burma since the 2007 Saffron Revolution.


Ethnic Tensions Smolder

Security forces patrol Burma’s Sittwe Township, where ethnic violence erupted in June.


'Random Acts Of Violence'

A new Human Rights Watch report details atrocities during recent sectarian violence in Burma.


2010, Experts Describe Repression

An academic and an activist describe Burma’s harsh treatment of the Rohingya. They also provide accounts of conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh.